- Gary Porpora
NFL WILD CARD SUNDAY 2019
AFTER WEEK SEVENTEEN
Week Seventeen Picks: 9 – 7 2019 Overall Tally: 137 – 113 – 6 .547
Weekly Totals Picks: 1 – 3 Cumulative Totals: 50 – 52– 1 .490
Weekly Specials 2– 2 Cumulative Specials: 33 – 34 – 1 .493
GAME OF THE WEEK 6 – 11 LOCK OF THE WEEK 11 – 6
UPSET SPECIAL 9– 7 – 1 O/U OF THE WEEK 7 – 10
WILDCARD WEEKEND 2018 – SUNDAY
Using our proprietary “formula” we hit both Totals yesterday, both Specials, and pushed Houston /Buffalo.
Using the same approach, let’s briefly tackle the Sunday slate.
We’ll keep the commentary short, mostly because we don’t think either contest is a hard call
LOCK OF THE WEEK
MINNESOTA VIKINGS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-4) - 7.5 44 [O]
Drew Breeze is on another planet folks; he completed 74.3% of his passes on the year. He has Alan Kamara, Michael Thomas, a stud offensive line and the home field.
Kirk Cousins’ demons are hovering over him, and they won’t go away against a tough defense one of the best play callers in the game and a hostile crowd.
Dalvin Cook hasn‘t yet recovered from a shoulder most of the year and Adam Thielen’s hammy has slowed him down.
The Vikings have played about five good teams; they beat Dallas and Philly, losing to KC, Seattle and Green Bay twice. Their schedule was easy and the Norsemen still struggled
To win this game, Cousins is going to have to out duel Brees for sixty minutes without making any jaw-dropping mistakes.
I don’t think he can do it. Sometimes it is that simple.
Saints win going away. We lean to the Over.
Saints 30 Vikings 16
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES +1.5 44
I was in the habit of getting my bets in early thinking I would get more value somewhere along the line. I forgot that strategy can backfire on me like it did with this one.
The Eagles are inconsistent, including Carson Wentz, have been dogged by injuries, barely won the worst division in football, and their defense can be plain bad.
The Seahawks are hurting too---every team is –but I’m banking on Russel Wilson to break some Philadelphia hearts with a last second strike to Cover the Number.
Look for the inevitable trick play to blow up in the Eagles face.
Wild Card Weekend Playoff Games NFL Game Lines 1/4 - 1/5, 2020
Date & Time
Favorite Line Underdog Total
1/4 4:35 ET At Houston US -3 [U] Buffalo 38.5
1/4 8:15 ET At New England -4 [U[ Tennessee 44
1/4 8:15 ET Seattle -1.5 [O] At Philadelphia 44
1/4 8:15 ET At New Orleans LW -7.5 [O] Minnesota 44